I went ahead and tried baking using the simple method of dropping a norpro pan into an Evernew.
Some good things about the Norpro.
1) This Norpro (so far) is best nonstick I've seen, nothing sticks at all. However only used a dozen times, may not last.
2) At 4 pans for $10 is cheap enough.
3) Stores snug inside the 0.6 Evernew pot.
4) Weighs only about 1.5 ounces.
To test using the 0.6 Evernew ultralight ECA251 pot & lid I am doing muffins. These we make several times a week at home in the kitchen oven so we know what how they are supposed to turn out when baked right.
On the electric kitchen toaster oven we use 375 degrees for 40 minutes. Most trail baking is short time baking. I'm using muffins as the test because it will be a difficult test. If the pack oven can do these it should also easily do quicker baking chores.
1) First we tried on kitchen range burner, 2) then on our fave pack stove the Optimus 11 which is just an early version of the Optimus Nova, a typical MSR type. These types stoves all simmer well at very low heat.
The muffin in the Norpro pan inside the Evernew
Removing the biscuit at 30 minutes, its too lightly baked but the texture is good, fluffy and dry, it raised up as it is supposed to with baking powder, and has the same texture on top, middle, and bottom.
Higher heat and increasing cook time to 40 minutes
Darker, very good biscuit! Same time to cook in pan as in electric toaster oven.
Next the Optimus pack stove, I don't have the legs to the stove so I must use a alum windscreen to hold the pot :(
Turned out great, as good as using the packing baker on the stove burner.
The texture seen with muffin torn in two.
In all these 3 tests was done with steam cooking. Water level started at 300 ML and after baking was at 200ML in test 1, about 90 ML test 2, and 200 ML test 3 with the Optimus 11 pack stove. So it doesn't boil out all the water even after 40 minutes. To set the boil level with the pack stove I kept heat low so small amount of steam was coming off, a very light boil, barely could hear it make a boiling noise.
OK, well it works well. Only thing it takes to make it is buy the pan and drop into the Evernew pot and store it there for baking chores.
To some extent this takes longer than a kitchen oven because as you see the biscuit isn't dark as normal, it would take longer to bake it a more golden brown :(
At home we do the recipe normally it fills a standard size 6 muffin pan. This baking test here was at 1/4 the recipe size, equal to only 1-1/2 regular size muffins. Not exactly a large meal :(
Despite these negatives the system does bake very well, makes a nice even biscuit!